Review: The second instalment of Brownswood's Worldwide Family series sees LA crate-digger Kutmah at the helm. A contemporary of The Gaslamp Killer, Gonjasufi and Flying Lotus (whose previously unreleased, Eastern-scaled "Samsfav" is included here), Kutmah mixes alt hip-hop like The Darkhorseman's "Taking Over Empires" with low-riding Dilla-esque funk such as Tehbis' excellent "Higher", and juke-tempoed haziness from Mono/Poly's "With Grace". Among these excellent 21 selections is also an unreleased Hudson Mohawke jam - "Are You Feeling Hot" - which fits in perfectly with the overall weird and warped slo-mo vibe.
Review: UK south coast bass fusionista Mono goes in deep with a thick, sludgy soundscape that warps and whomps with pensive, palpitating menace. Ably coloured by sudden, startling splinters of amens, it bumps serious uglies. Remix-wise Clearlight gets trippy with really cool stuttering sample FX that twist the common constraints of time and space. Chad Dubz, meanwhile, elasticates the bass for a slightly more salubrious blend that rolls with liquid prowess.